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Grateful Dead Live at Thompson Arena - Dartmouth College on 1978-05-05




Set 1

The Promised Land
Dire Wolf
Cassidy
Candyman
El Paso
They Love Each Other
Passenger
Brown Eyed Women
Lazy Lightnin' ->
Supplication

Set 2

Bertha ->
Good Lovin'
Ship Of Fools
Estimated Prophet ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Not Fade Away ->
Stella Blue ->
Around And Around

Encore
Werewolves Of London


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Thompson Arena - Dartmouth College
Location Hanover, NH

Source FOB Audience Recording (30 Rows Back) Nakamichi CM300's > Sony 1535D (Dolby B on) > MAC
Lineage MAC > Nakamichi DR-1 (Dolby B off) > Benchmark ADC-1 > AES > Sound Devices 722 (24/96 WAV)
Taped by Barry Glassberg
Transferred by A. Egert and D. McCabe

Notes

Mastering Notes:
raw wave files sent through Izotope Ozone.
Parametric curve to compensate tape playback without Dolby B.
Dynamic compression to increase bass and reduce tape hiss.
Crossfade for tape flip between El Paso and They Love Each Other
Bertha had a glitch at 1:14 and 1:31 - patched with Rolfe source. [Note there is also a glitch on the Rolfe source at 2:17 in Bertha]
Tape patches with crossfades for Bertha, Eyes of the World and Stella Blue from audience source gd78-05-05.rolfe.vernon.6149.sbeok.shnf

Reviews

Reviewer: peasant - - July 3, 2013
Subject: Great recording
Decent show. But like so much of 78, nothing jumps out and grabs you; nothing jaw-dropping, though they play through this period with more rough edge and intense tenacity.

I like Donna. She adds a lot with harmonies on so much. Her only objectionable moments come when she does her Tarzan wail on Playing in the Band (not in this show) or her trippy "Oooooohh, Ahhhhhh" during Scarlet Begonias (again, not on this show). But that is not much to have to suffer. She is far less objectionable than Weir playing slide guitar. It was a failure of the band's "leaderless collective" style that allowed Weir to ruin many a song with the piercing screech of his incompetent slide playing. That is not being a "hater." That is simply an objective assessment of a guitar skill Weir never acheived. Oh, and he tortured us for years trying to learn on the job playing that slide. He never figured it out.

This is notable for the recording quality. Great job in the field by Glassburg. Folks need to appreciate that it was harder back in the day before the "taper's pit" to get high quality AUD recordings.
Reviewer: jjg4762 - - March 13, 2013
Subject: I agree.
Seems everyone of his recordings are in the best spot. I love the tapes he made. OUTstanding
Reviewer: Sir-Mix-Alot - - May 20, 2011
Subject: good recording of a good show
Glassberg does not dissapoint with his efforts. This AUD has a nice room sound and wide stereo effect. I like how the drums echo and Phil booms and thumps. Good performance from the band.
Reviewer: gilamonster58 - - May 14, 2008
Subject: Great Recording, Decent Show
This is simply a great sounding AUD but the show itself is pretty standard fare with peaks that are few and far between. Nice jam out of Estimated and a very good Stella were the highlights for me. The most interesting part as far as I'm concerned is that you can distinctly hear Al Franken chatting in the audience between a few songs in the first set!

Donna detractors, beware! Not one of her best nights and her vocals are quite high in the mix. She is notably absent from most of the second set though.

Five for sound, three for performance.
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